I’m moving to the US soon and looking for a place to ride that is not too far a commute (as in less than 2 hours driving or train from central New York City) and most importantly is good to their horses.
I was told that is is common practice for equestrian schools to “medicate” their horses to keep them mellow for their inexperienced riders. That horrified me.
So I’m asking for recommendations please. I don’t want to ride a drugged or abused horse and I am a novice rider so I can’t always tell.
I ride English on flatwork - still mustering the guts to jump - but am open to any kind of riding so long as there’s no abuse of horses.